Lermontovo Microdistrict

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Lermontovo (Russian: Лермонтово) is a residential area in Tsentralny District of Kaliningrad, Russia. It was formerly known by its German language name Charlottenburg as first a suburban estate and then a quarter of northwestern Königsberg, Germany.

History[edit]

Charlottenburg was located northwest of Hufen and Hardershof, west of Ballieth, and southeast of Tannenwalde. Sophia Charlotte was the queen-consort of Frederick I, the first King in Prussia. Molded bricks for the construction of the University of Königsberg's new campus came from a pottery factory near Charlottenburg.[1] It developed into a residential garden town suburb of Königsberg in the first half of the 20th century.[2] Charlottenburg was incorporated into the city of Königsberg in 1939.[3]

Königsberg was transferred to Soviet control in 1945 after World War II. Königsberg was subsequently renamed to Kaliningrad and Charlottenburg to Lermontovo after Mikhail Lermontov.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gause II, p. 574
  2. ^ Gause III, p. 55
  3. ^ Gause III, p. 133

References[edit]

  • Albinus, Robert (1985). Lexikon der Stadt Königsberg Pr. und Umgebung. Leer: Verlag Gerhard Rautenberg. p. 371. ISBN 3-7921-0320-6.  (German)
  • Gause, Fritz (1968). Die Geschichte der Stadt Königsberg. Band II: Von der Königskrönung bis zum Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs. Köln: Böhlau Verlag. p. 761.  (German)
  • Gause, Fritz (1971). Die Geschichte der Stadt Königsberg. Band III: Vom Ersten Weltkrieg biz zum Untergang Königsbergs. Köln: Böhlau Verlag. p. 327. ISBN 3-412-38871-8.  (German)